Result: Real Madrid 6-3 Girona
Date: 18 March 2018
Venue: Santiago Bernabeu
Cristiano Ronaldo continued his superb form in 2018 by netting four goals as Real Madrid crushed high-flying Girona 6-3 in a LaLiga thriller on Sunday evening.
Los Blancos went ahead after 11 minutes as Ronaldo latched onto a pass from Toni Kroos before steering the ball into the bottom corner.
Girona did not sit back and they restored parity on 29 minutes as Cristhian Stuani sent a thumping header past Keylor Navas.
Ronaldo went close restoring Los Blancos' lead on 33 minutes but goalkeeper Yassine Bounou was on hand to keep out the forward's dipping strike.
Bounou was the busier of the two goalkeepers in the opening half and he was called upon again before the break to save Ronaldo's deflected strike that seemed destined for the bottom corner.
Three minutes into the second half, Ronaldo did put the home side ahead with a smashing effort from close range after being played in by Karim Benzema.
Los Blancos added a third goal 10 minutes later as Ronaldo turned provider to unselfishly tee up Lucas Vazquez, who slotted into the bottom corner.
Ronaldo then completed his hat-trick on 64 minutes with a simple tap-in after Bounou kept out Benzema's initial effort.
However, Girona did reduce the deficit three minutes later with Stuani bagging his second goal with another header.
The home side continued to threaten as the half went on as they looked to reduce the deficit once again.
It was Real who got the next goal with substitute Gareth Bale bagging Los Blancos' fifth of the night in the 86th minute, 5-2.
Girona pulled another goal back with two minutes remaining as an unmarked Juanpe headed home from a corner.
However, Ronaldo rounded off the scoring in the 92nd minute with a first-time finish in the box to register his fourth and Real's sixth goal of the night.